Jesus joke sparks Emmy controversy
The Jesus joke by the comedian
Kathy Griffin during the Emmy awards creates undeserved
remark Kathy Griffin made in her acceptance speech at the
Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday could be more than the
comedian was bargaining about. Here is Griffin's Jesus joke
which sparked one of the biggest scandals at the Emmy awards:
"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I
want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than
Jesus. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."
Christian groups from all over the
country immediately condemned the joke, some calling it "the
latest saga of Hollywood assaults on Christianity" and "obscene
and blasphemous". Following the reaction Kathy Griffin's Jesus
joke created, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
decided to censor the comments and will air a "clean" version of
the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on E! Entertainment Network on
Saturday, the night before the Primetime Emmy Awards. The
remarks will also be edited from official Emmy Awards broadcast
the next day on Fox.
Kathy Griffin won the Emmy for best reality
program for her Bravo channel show "My Life on the D-List."
Published on 09/13/2007